Category Archives: Howard’s Writing

A Primer (of sorts) for Howard Days

The theme of Howard Days this year is Howard History, which relates to how much REH enjoyed re-writing history in the “guise of fiction”. The panels at HD this year will reflect that, and shown above is a new publication from the REH Foundation Press that could almost act as a primer for those attending […]

Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob Howard

Ok, so I’m jumping the gun by a day – January 22nd is the anniversary of the 106th birthday of Robert E. Howard! This way, you can blaze your pistolas and brandish those Bowies all night long in celebration of the reason why you’re looking at this website (among other things)! Make sure you raise […]

Southwestern Discomfit: An Analysis of Gary Romeo’s Controversial Article on Robert E. Howard and Racism

by Mark Finn Author’s Note: I am indebted to fellow scholars Jess Nevins, Rob Roehm, and Barbara Barrett for their comments and also in the sharing of their research with me in the rewriting of this paper. MF Introduction REHupa #173 was a watershed mailing, way back in February 2002, for a number of reasons. […]

Southwestern Discomfit

There is a new entry in the CRITICISM section here: Mark Finn does a lengthy review, analysis and rebuttal of Gary Romeo’s Southern Discomfort essay. You’ll find it under Mark’s name on the page.

Robert E. Howard and The Outline of History by H. G. Wells

A few months ago on the REHupa email list I brought up a question about The Outline of History by H.G. Wells and its presence in Howard’s library. For those who aren’t familiar with it, The Outline of History was a massive work by Wells that was essentially a macro-history of the world, from the […]

REH Word of the Week: caballero

noun 1. a Spanish gentleman; a cavalier 2. a man who is skilled in riding and managing horses; a horseman. [from Spanish: gentleman, horseman, from Late Latin caballārius rider, horse groom, from caballus horse] HOWARD’S USAGE: Then Steve yelped in exultation as his pick rang on a bit of metal. He snatched it up and […]

I Tried Not to Weep in the Darkness

I went and watched the new Conan the Barbarian movie today. It wasn’t nearly as good as I had hoped it would be. In truth, it’s not very good at all. But I’m trying to focus and remain positive that this latest entry into the cinematic furthering of the characters of Robert E. Howard will, […]

Add Some Spice to Your Life

Rob Roehm, the Hardest Working Man in Howard Fandom, has announced that pre-orders are now being taken for the newest volume from the REH Foundation press, SPICY ADVENTURES. This is the much anticipated collection of REH’s more titillating (heh) writings and features a Yowsa! cover by Jim & Ruth Keegan. Click your way on over […]

Dreams in the Fire

One of the (many) cool things about Howard Days is that there are usually several Howard-related surprises that HD attendees get the first look at. This year is no different with nifty stuff showing up that if I told you about it it wouldn’t be a surprise now, would it? But I will tease you […]

The Scholarship Train Keeps Rollin’…

Thanks to our pals Drs. Justin Everett and Dierdre Pettipiece, this spring brings us a new, expanded stop at the Robert E. Howard Scholarship Station. A nice note from Dr. J tells us this: The schedule has now been set for the PCA in San Antonio and Deirdre and I are pleased to announce two […]